The Universal Selection Source: Cosmetics Ingredients

Humectants

Humectants are essential cosmetic ingredients which are hygroscopic in nature and absorb moisture from the air. Humectants form hydrogen bonds with water molecules and help to retain the natural moisture of the skin. Basically, humectants are molecules with one or more hydrophilic groups attached to them. These hydrophilic groups can be either amines, like urea or amino acids, carboxyl groups such as fatty acids and alpha hydroxy acids, or hydroxyl groups such as glycerin, sorbitol and butylene or other glycols.
Product Name
Supplier
Description
Abitec Corporation
Polyglycerol-6 caprylate. Acts as humectant, solubilizer, skin refatting and emulsifier. Is nonethoxylated and with a high HLB value of 14, it is ideally suited for personal care applications... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
Active Micro Technologies
Hexylene Glycol & Caprylyl Glycol & Origanum vulgare Leaf Extract & Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract & Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract & Water. Acts as a preservative. This GMO- &... view more
Applications
  • preservative-free
  • protections
  • bio/ organic
  • moisturizing
Sodium L- Pyrrolidonecarboxylate ( 50%) and Water (50%). AJIDEW® NL-50 by Ajinomoto acts as a humectant, thickener, antistatic- and moisturizing agent. It is derived from L-glutamic acid. It helps... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)
  • Toiletries (Shower & Bath, Oral care...)>Shower & bath>Shower gels & creams
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • ...
Zinc Salt of L- Pyrrolidonecarboxylate (100%). AJIDEW® ZN-100 by Ajinomoto acts as a humectant, UV-filter, antimicrobial, anti-aging-, anti-dandruff-, refreshing-, anti-wrinkle- and moisturizing... view more
Applications
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • ...
Sodium Polyaspartate (30%), Disodium EDTA (0.1%), Butylene Glycol (8.0%) and Water (70%). AQUADEW SPA-30B by Ajinomoto acts as a humectant, film former, protective-, repairing- and moisturizing... view more
Applications
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • ...
DL-Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid (100%). Ajidew® A-100 by Ajinomoto acts as a humectant and moisturizing agent. Ajidew® A-100 is used in skin care products... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • moisturizing
Ajinomoto
Sodium DL- Pyrrolidonecarboxylate( 50%) and Water (50%). Ajidew® N-50 by Ajinomoto acts as a humectant and moisturizing agent. Ajidew® N-50 is used in skin care products... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • moisturizing
Ajinomoto
Sodium Lactate (29%), Sodium PCA (10.55%), Sorbitol (7.56%), Proline (2.9%), Methylparaben (0.1%), Propylparaben and Water. PRODEW® 300 by Ajinomoto acts as a humectant and moisturizing agent. It is... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)
  • Toiletries (Shower & Bath, Oral care...)
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • ...
Ajinomoto
Betaine (30%), Sodium PCA (10%), Sorbitol (4.2%), Serine (1.5%), Glycine (1.0%), Glutamic Acid (0.75%), Alanine (0.40%), Lysine (0.35%), Arginine (0.35%), Threonine (0.2%), Proline (0.1%)... view more
Applications
  • Decorative cosmetics/Make-up
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)
  • ...
Ajinomoto
Alanine (1.20%), Water, Arginine (8.0%) Aspartic Acid (5.20%), Glycine (1.28%), Histidine (0.16%), Isoleucine (0.40%), PCA (4.27%), Phenylalanine (0.16%), Proline (0.40%), Serine (0.80%), Sodium... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • ...
Sodium Caproyl Prolinate (30%) and Water (70%). PRODEW® P-DS-12 by Ajinomoto acts as a humectant and moisturizing agent. It is a 30% aqueous solution derived from L-proline and fatty acid. It works... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • Sun care (Sun protection, After-sun & Self-tanning)
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Creams, lotions & gels
  • ...
N-Acetyl DGA. ElfaMoist™ AC by AkzoNobel acts as a humectant. It is an effective active that easily penetrates inside the skin (stratum corneum), delivers and increases hydration, and keeps skin... view more
Applications
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • long-lasting
  • mildness
  • moisturizing
Alzo International
Butylene Glycol. Dermol BG by Alzo International acts as an emollient, humectant and solubilizer. It is derived from the vegetable source. It offers light feel and provides conditioning &... view more
Applications
  • bio/ organic
  • moisturizing
  • vegetal origin
Alzo International
Sodium Lactate-50. Sodium Lactate Solution by Alzo International acts as an emollient, humectant and moisturizing agent. It is derived from the vegetable source. It offers medium feel and provides... view more
Applications
  • Hair care (Shampoos, Conditioners & Styling)
  • Skin care (Facial care, Facial cleansing, Body care, Baby care)
  • bio/ organic
  • moisturizing
  • ...
Alzo International
Glucose Glutamate. Wickenol 545 by Alzo International acts as an emollient and humectant. It is an ester derived from the natural feedstocks, based on sugar and amino acids. It offers... view more
Applications
  • bio/ organic
  • vegetal origin
  • spreading
  • substantivity
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